Iceland’s Golden Circle: 5 Must-Visit Spots on the Route

Reykjavík, Исландия

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999
Iceland’s Golden Circle: 5 Must-Visit Spots on the Route
Reykjavík, Исландия

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

The Golden Circle of Iceland is undoubtedly one of the most striking tourist destinations in the country, and for good reason. This route includes the Gullfoss waterfall, hot springs, Tingvellir National Park, as well as a number of smaller attractions such as Kerid Crater, the hot river in Hveragerdi and much more. All of these attractions of the Golden Ring are known by everyone, and they can be easily enjoyed on a one-day tour.

However, if you want not only run from the bus to the observation deck and back, but fully admire the unusual Icelandic nature, you should have a little more time for traveling around the Golden Circle - at least 2-3 days. Therefore, you can pick up Geysir Iceland car rental. This is the best way of getting, allowing you to explore the following sights in your own pace.

Kerid Crater

 The first sight on your way from Reykjavik will be Kerid Crater with a beautiful blue lake inside. Probably the strangest thing is that you should pay about 4 Euros to see this amazing place, since the visiting most of Iceland’s natural attractions is usually free of charge. True, you’ll be offered hot chocolate and a donut.

The crater is quite small and it takes not more than 30 minutes to see, take a photo, stroll around it and go down to the lake.

A beautiful blue lake is located in the crater - birds run and fly around, and it’s just beautiful. But linger there for a long time is not worth it.

Haukadalur Valley with geysers

 When traveling in Iceland, you will find the Haukadalur Valley. This unique geothermal spot is considered to be a natural miracle of hot springs and boiling mud pools. The Strokkur Geyser regularly throws out a 35-meters-high water pillar, which delights viewers who are eager to take a photo and shoot this unique phenomenon.

The geothermal valley with geysers should be definitely visited on the way.

Hiking trails are built along the Haukadalur Valley. The areas around the geysers are fenced, and not in vain, because nobody wants to be doused with a fountain of hot water. 

The most beautiful place in the Haukadalur Valley is the site around the Strokkur Geyser - after all, it’s this geyser that erupts very regularly - every 7-15 minutes. Sometimes the Strokkur Geyser takes very short breaks of 3-7 minutes, but then the height of the threw out water is less. The maximum height Strokkur erupts is 30 meters, which looks really impressive.

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Emma Ward
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